The heroes upon whose shoulders our freedom is built. We are forever grateful!
Throughout America’s history, there has been heroes who have courageously given their service, and some their lives, to ensure America remains safe and free. This page is dedicated to honor their legacy and to recognize their valiant service and unwavering devotion. If you would like to honor a hero, whether a member of your family or to sponsor one with a donation of $1,000, we will add their name to our Wall of Heroes and will send you the Freedom coin in memory of their service.
Melvin A. Albrecht, Sgt.
Hometown: St. Ansgar, IA
Served in the Korean war and received a Purple Heart for his services. During a battle in Vietnam, Melvin lost every one of his comrades, and alone emerged from a mudslide after being buried alive.
Earl C. Hovden, Sr., CW04
Hometown: Decorah, IA
Earl served 24 years in the US Army. During WWII, he and his men landed in Anzio, Italy and lived in a foxhole for four months. He was dedicated to God, family, and country.